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Department of History Records, ca. 1900-[ongoing]
8 boxes (3.3 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 52

Abstract:
The records contain some historical documents on the teaching of history at Smith College, general records of the History Department and reading lists and course lists for the department. There are documents related to the Mendenhall Prize in History and on the symposium "Faces of Tradition" in honor of Klemens von Klemperer held April 2-4, 1987. Access to Box 2 is restricted.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The records are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives without any additional restrictions.

The minutes of the History Department are restricted for 75 years.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the documents must be requested from the Smith College Archives. Smith College owns copyright to any published material relating to college events and activities. Provenance and copyright ownership of other materials is unknown and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA

Historical Note

Various lecturers taught history courses from the beginning of Smith College in 1875 until 1894 when a Department of History was more formally established with Prof. Charles Downer Hazen as the resident head. Prof. Hazen remained in this position until 1914 when Prof. John Spencer Bassett became head of the department; Prof. Bassett was responsible for the establishment of the department's publication Smith College Studies in History, 1915-2003. By 1919-1920 the teaching staff included five full professors, two associate professors, two assistant professors and three instructors plus two readers.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Department of History files contain correspondence, reading lists, lecture and student notes from classes, publications and other material documenting the history of the department.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The records are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives without any additional restrictions.

The minutes of the History Department are restricted for 75 years.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the documents must be requested from the Smith College Archives. Smith College owns copyright to any published material relating to college events and activities. Provenance and copyright ownership of other materials is unknown and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Smith College Dept. of History Records, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

The records were created by Department of History of Smith College and donated to the College Archives.

Processing Information

Processed by Melvin Carlson, Jr.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: nyoung@smith.edu
URL: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/archives

Language
English

Contents List
Historical information


Box 1: folder 1
Introductory Course in History: Digest of Material Obtained by Questionnaire from Sixty American Colleges and Universities, by Sidney R. Packard
1940

Box 1: folder 1a
History Club
1896-1930s

Box 1: folder 2
Departmental rosters and committee lists
1970s-1980s

Box 1: folder 3
Memorandum and announcements
19 -19

Box 1: folder 4
Photographs


Box 1: folder 5
Honors requirements and documents


Box 1: folder 6
NEA Summer Institutes
1967-1969

Box 1: folder 7-9
Departmental minutes
1914-1921

Box 2: folder 10
Departmental minutes--RESTRICTED
1922-1932

Box 2: folder 11
Departmental minutes--RESTRICTED
1932-1938

Box 2: folder 12
Departmental minutes--RESTRICTED
1938-1945

Box 2: folder 13
Reading lists for History 11
1919-1966

Box 3
Course lists - General


Box 4: folder 14
Course lists - History 12


Box 4: folder 15
Course lists - History 13


Box 4: folder 16
Course lists - History 22-29


Box 4: folder 17
Course lists - History 30-31
1939-1958

Box 4: folder 18
Course lists - History 32-36
1930s-1958

Box 4: folder 19
Course lists - History 37-49
1930s-1950s

Box 4: folder 20
Course lists - History 100-102
1960s-1970s

Box 4: folder 21
Course lists - History 103
1960s

Box 4: folder 22
Course lists - History 114-425
1924-1958

Box 4: folder 23
Course lists - History 294-295
1964-1965

Box 4: folder 24
Course lists - History 383
2000

Box 4: folder 25
Courses History 100-273 - Mid-term and final examination questions
1975-1978

Box 4: folder 26
Lecture notes for English history
Early 1900s

Box 5
Student notes for History 4a - unidentified student
1909-1910

Box 6
Mendenhall Prize in History
1974-1991

Box 7
Records re Symposium "Faces of Tradition" in honor of Klemens von Klemperer, held April 2-4, 1987
1986-1987

Box 8
Smith College studies in history
1915-2003

Box 8

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